2006 International CES Will Expand To Sands Convention Center

Space Will Accommodate New and Expanding Exhibitors, Special Exhibits and Additional Activities

Arlington, Va., May 12, 2004 - In an effort to improve logistics and meet the demand for exhibit booth space, the International CES, the world's largest annual tradeshow for consumer technology, has contracted with the Sands Convention Center for 2006 International CES, held January 5 -8, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nev. The International CES will use the space to accommodate new and expanding exhibitors, emerging technology product categories, special exhibits and co -located and partnered events.


"The continued growth of the consumer electronics industry is reflected in the demand for floor space at the International CES," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of CES. "Demand for exhibit space currently exceeds the amount of space inside the Las Vegas Convention Center. We have explored a variety of options to accommodate our growth and contracting space at the Sands will help with logistics and quench our members and exhibitors need for space."

"For the second year in a row, CES has sold out the existing convention center and is using outdoor structures to accommodate additional space needs," said Karen Chupka, vice president of events and conferences, CEA. "We will continue to balance the continued growth of the show with the need to provide efficient traffic flow and infrastructure support to our exhibitors and attendees."

After considering shifting existing categories to the Sands, CEA decided to use halls A and B of the Sands to help stimulate new partnerships and emerging technologies. Due to the expansion to the Sands Convention Center in 2006, the outside tent -like structures outside the Las Vegas Convention Center needed for the 2004 -2005 shows will be eliminated, which shall help improve traffic flow and show logistics.

With 1.3 million square -feet of space already sold, the 2005 International CES will be held Thursday, January 6 through Sunday, January 9, in Las Vegas. For more news on CES before, during and after the show, visit www.CESweb.org.

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 1,500 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $90 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online at www.CE.org, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.
CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Defining Tomorrow's Technology. All profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

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